'It melts my heart to come across people that are prepared to go the extra mile'
Maria Townsend said she felt the curriculum primary school age children are expected to know is ‘full of unnecessary, ridiculous things that quite frankly, they don’t need to know at their age’
Mr Gibbs appeared on the BBC's World at One to defend the Government's education reforms
British children are 'over-tested, over-worked and in a school system that places more importance on test results and league tables than children's happiness and joy of learning'
Sally Faulkner, who was arrested in Beirut with Australian crew for allegedly kidnapping her children, is freed after a settlement is agreed
More than one in five children at some primary schools in England start their first and final years of primary school underweight, figures show
The easy credit of the Blair years encouraged an ostentation and extravagance that no taxpayers in their right mind would have endorsed – and we're still paying for it today
Unicef’s deputy executive director for the UK said the country ‘can and must do better‘ and should be ‘more ambitious’ for its children
Scientists showed children videos of other kids eating bell peppers
There is a powerful instinct that tells a mother the care of others pales in comparison to her own. Women have to stop seeing fathers as second best
Schools should not rely on parents to deliver their arts, crafts and design curriculum or act as unpaid home economics teachers
'This is simply not acceptable,' said the charity Help Refugees UK
A study revealing that children as young as seven have been engaged in 'sexting' should be a wake-up call
'For the first time, our research documents that season of birth is actually a planned decision'
Some children can become suicidal, researchers said
The development is a major breakthrough in the treatment of Dravet syndrome - a rare form of the disorder